Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am so happy you are here! I currently reside in the suburbs of Chicago with my husband, Luke, our pups, Rambo and Saban, and our two cats. I recently finished my masters degree and I am a board certified behavior analyst. I am a dreamer 24/7, and that is exactly how this blog came about. I had been dreaming of a safe place where I could connect with others and share my personal stories as well as thoughts, opinions, and other life happenings!
While the main gist of this blog is lifestyle, a major theme that will be appearing is my personal growth and journey. This blog is intended to serve as an outlet for me to share some difficult times that I have experienced as well as my journey through this crazy life! I have struggled through terrible relationship experiences and battle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. Growing up, I had a hard time setting reasonable expectations for myself; I wanted to be perfect in everything I did and in every possible aspect that I could imagine. I am in the process of learning that loving myself is not selfish, but rather healthy and necessary to improve not only our relationship with ourselves but also with others. I want you to know I am not perfect, but I am learning to embrace everything that makes me who I am, and I want you to embrace what makes you exactly who you are.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME:
Likes: Family Time, Rose Gold, Puppies, Fresh Flowers, Prosecco, Marble, Traveling, Fitness, Positivity, Christmas, Fashion, Fall, Coffee, Photography, Raw Cookie Dough, Bonfires, Netflix, Mac n Cheese, Friends (the t.v. show), Listening to Music, Harry Potter, Watching Sports with the Hubs, Lots of Pillows, Shopping
Dislikes: Loud chewers, Traffic, Negativity, Slow Wi-Fi, Hypocrites, Slow Walkers, Rudeness, Insensitivity Towards Others, People Who Misuse To, Too, and Two (also their, there, and they’re and your, you’re), Commercials With Doorbell Sound Effects, Chipped Nail Polish
I welcome you to my hot mess life, and I am so excited to be on this crazy ride with you all.